From the heights of anticipation, it can send you to the depths of despair.
At times, dating can make you feel like a different person. Dating can be especially trying if you're not simply doing it to have fun, but to get married.
For most of us, though, all we see while dating is one failure after another. They continued circling my mind, driven by an unrelenting fear that I hadn't covered every contingency; I hadn't considered this quality or that characteristic, this angle or that lighting.
He breaks up with you, or you end things with him; she crushes your heart, or you devastate her dreams. Perhaps more relevant, how are you as a Christian to act if you believe God has called you to marriage? As you might imagine, no girl measured up — the truth is, no one ever could. Fortunately, God had other plans for me — and I believe He has other plans for you, too.
If you’re Gong Gi Tae (Yeon Woo Jin), you give your family what you know they would never accept.
Gi Tae is a confirmed bachelor who has no interest in getting married, but he faces tremendous pressure from his family to settle down.
Every suitor is a potential husband, and every woman is a possible wife — not to mention father or mother of your future children. It's no exaggeration to say that outside of following Christ, who you choose to marry is the of your life.
In exchange for the seemingly endless list of qualities, though, I evaluated the relationship itself as we got to know one another. until after a month of dating, we decided to date exclusively. Not because marriage is the fulfillment of some personal goal or life plan, but because God is calling you to love another person as Christ loves us — sacrificially and unconditionally.
Perhaps there's another route, a pathway between hopelessness and franticness. Then the unthinkable happened: A woman I truly cared for broke my heart. Maybe you've ended a relationship because the other person didn't measure up. And while I still hold to this belief, some of us take it a step further.
A mindset that recognizes the benefits of dating, while also acknowledging the drawbacks. Devastated, I told God I never again wanted to date, even if it meant a lifetime of singleness. Maybe you too have dated for years without success. We figure our future spouse is our soulmate — a perfect match who will satisfy our every desire, the one person who will finally make us whole.
There’s absolutely no question it’s best to meet someone online.
It’s more discreet and you’re less likely to be caught.